All posts by Rod Denton

Leaders EMERGE – They Don’t Just Appear. Identifying the Stages of Leadership Emergence.

Leaders Emerge

Where have all the leaders gone?
Could there be any more desperate cry than this in our world today?

We have facilitators, administrators, managers, academics, coordinators and people with various titles and qualifications, but very few leaders. So we are left to recruit staff from elsewhere, or raise up volunteers who are given leadership positions and a roster of helpers, or we overload the few leaders that are around. These options often result in a gradual decline or at best a plateauing in our churches and the few leaders that remain, ultimately burn out. We send those in leadership positions to quick fix courses that end up achieving little because …

A POWERFUL MENTORING AXIOM Start at the Top and Work your way down……

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I will never forget the amazing initiative John Maxwell took soon after he began his ministry; an initiative that would impact my life of leadership development in a profound way.

Early in his ministry, John Maxwell took time to write down the names and addresses of one hundred of America’s best leaders so that if he would be travelling to their city, he would try and make contact with them. His strategy was to request a luncheon meeting of one hour with the leader/s so that he might ask them to give feedback to his ten top leadership questions. At the end of the hour, he would thank the person …

BRACHIATE………A word worth living!

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During a recent conversation with a friend of mine, he mentioned a word I had not heard before……brachiate. He suggested I search it out on google when I returned home. He said it is a word worth discovering……..and even more important, a word worth living. I did as he said and discovered the following :

BRACHIATE : comes from the Latin BRACHIUM, discovered in the mid eighteenth century and means “arm” or “arm swinging”. The verb means to swing by the arms from one hold (branch or tree limb) to the next and one of its uses is for smaller monkeys that proceed through the jungle by swinging from one

The University Of the Desert………….God’s choice training ground

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“At certain times and places God will build a mysterious wall around us.  He will take away all the supports we customarily lean upon, and will remove our ordinary ways of doing things.  God will close us off to something divine, completely new and unexpected and that cannot be understood by examining our previous circumstances.  We will be in a place where we do not know what is happening, where God is cutting the cloth of our lives by a new pattern and thus where He causes us to look to Him.  Most Christians lead a treadmill life – a life in which they can predict almost everything that will